Love the work and cases I do everyday for the past 43 years
I have been a dental laboratory technician for 43 years and a laboratory owner for 33 yrs. I was taught this trade when I joined the US Navy(1968). I attended basic and advanced lab schools in San Diego (1968,1970). While at my last duty station at the Naval Shipyard, Bremerton Washington, I attended Olympic Comunnity College at night (1970-1972) and received my AA degree. Upon getting out of the Navy (1972) I received a full scholarship to Cal State Univ. @ Fullerton. In 1974 I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Kineciology (the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement) and worked part time for a friend in his dental lab. I won the NCAA National Decathlon Championship Division II in 1973 and 1974. I continued my education and recieved my Masters in Education in 1976. From 1976-1980 I was Dr.Cary Halpin and Dr. James Weaver's ( professor's at Univ.of Wash. Dental School) in-house technician. Boy, did I learn alot from them and the dental school during that period. In 1980 I started Aesthetic Dental Creations and have been going ever since
The Daily Bite
Are your clients considering chairside CAD/CAM? Some laboratory owners feel dentists aren't getting an accurate picture of the expenses involved with chairside systems. Educate them on their investment, including the cost of equipment, maintenance, porcelain blocks, milling burs and the most important thing: time.
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